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Furta Sacra : Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
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ISBN: 9786613135704 1400820200 1283135701 Year: 1990 Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press,

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To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised edition of Furta Sacra, Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for these acts, asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.

Illacrimate sepolture
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ISBN: 8884535220 8884535212 Year: 2006 Publisher: Firenze University Press

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Medici, House of --- Tombs. --- Relics


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Relics and writing in late medieval England
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ISBN: 1442663251 Year: 2013 Publisher: Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press,

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Relics and writing in late medieval England uncovers a wide-ranging medieval discourse that had an expansive influence on English literary traditions. Drawing from Latin and vernacular hagiography, miracle stories, relic lists, and architectural history, this study demonstrates that, as the shrines of England's major saints underwent dramatic changes from c. 1100 to c. 1538, relic discourse became important not only in constructing the meaning of objects that were often hidden, but also for canonical authors like Chaucer and Malory in exploring the function of metaphor and of dissembling language. Robyn Malo argues that relic discourse was employed in order to critique mainstream religious practice, explore the consequences of rhetorical dissimulation, and consider the effect on the socially disadvantaged of lavish expenditure on shrines. The work thus uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform.


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Von der Reliquie zum Ding : Heiliger Ort, Wunderkammer, Museum
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ISBN: 3050049286 3050057432 9783050049281 Year: 2011 Publisher: Berlin Akademie Verlag

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Das Christentum nimmt zur materiellen Kultur eine ambivalente Haltung ein. Einerseits schöpft es sein Selbstverständnis aus der Ablehnung oder Domestizierung idolatrischer Praktiken, andererseits greift es in vielfältiger Weise auf einen Kult der Dinge zurück. In exemplarischen Untersuchungen der christlichen Dingkultur vom Spätmittelalter bis ins 19. Jahrhundert behandelt Laube jene Räume und Praktiken, die ein Nahverhältnis von Mensch und Ding herstellen. Ohne die unmittelbare Anmutung der Dinge sind weder die im Kirchenraum ausgestellten Exotika noch die eklektisch gestalteten Reliquiare in den Heiltumssammlungen denkbar. Die frühmoderne Wissenschaftsauffassung verdichtete sich im Kabinett, wo gesammelte Gegenstände in epiphanischen Momenten des Sehens und Berührens erfahren werden konnten.


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The trophies of the martyrs : an art historical study of early Christian silver reliquaries
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ISBN: 1281515310 9786611515317 019152722X Year: 2008 Volume: *3 Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,

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In this pioneering study, the first of its kind, Galit Noga-Banai analyses silver reliquaries decorated with Christian figurative themes, offering a clearer and more detailed picture of the beginnings of the cult of relics in the early Church. The book is illustrated with nearly 100 finely reproduced drawings and photographs. - ;In this pioneering study, the first of its kind, Galit Noga-Banai analyses silver reliquaries decorated with Christian figurative themes. She offers a clearer and more detailed picture of the beginnings of the cult of relics, which were an essential asset to the Church


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Sacred Plunder : Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade
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ISBN: 0271066814 Year: 2015 Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press,

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"Explores the emergence of a body of texts about relics transported from Constantinople to the West as a after the Fourth Crusade, and the role of these texts in the development of Venice's civic identity in the thirteenth century"--


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Relics of the Christ
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ISBN: 1283327600 9786613327604 0813172128 0813137314 Year: 2007 Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky,

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The Holy Grail, the Lance of Longinus, and the True Cross are some of the most revered artifacts in the world today. These Christian relics are also a source of limitless controversy. They have incited bloodshed and, some say, are a source of miracles. They inspire fear and hope among the faithful, and yet are a perennial target for skeptics, both Christian and secular. To research the authenticity of numerous Christian relics, Joe Nickell employs a scientific approach, using such techniques as radiocarbon dating, polarized-light microscopy, and forensic serology. Examined here are such sig


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Lincoln's New Salem
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ISBN: 128069727X 9786613674234 0809382776 9780809382774 Year: 1988 Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press,


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Embodying the Dharma : Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia
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ISBN: 0791484408 1423739140 Year: 2004 Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press,


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From the Mandylion of Edessa to the Shroud of Turin : the metamorphosis and manipulation of a legend
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ISBN: 9004278524 Year: 2014 Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands : Brill,

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Andrea Nicolotti reconstructs the history and iconography of an ancient image of Christ, the acheiropoieton (""not made by human hands"") Mandylion of Edessa. He refutes the theory that the Mandylion still exists and is known as the Shroud of Turin.

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